Tag: Jose Tabata
The Pirates designated reliever Jack Taschner for assignment tonight, and optioned Jeff Clement to Triple-A Indianapolis. Taschner will be replaced by Brad Lincoln, but the second roster move will not be announced until Wednesday. There are unconfirmed rumblings that Jose Tabata will be the one promoted to Pittsburgh.
While Jose Tabata is certainly having an encouraging year at Indy, a .786 OPS at Triple-A should not be considered big numbers. He is hitting .316, but it is mostly empty batting average. Many fans expect him to be called up to Pittsburgh within a few weeks and inject some offense into the Pirates lineup. I just don’t see that happening.
Between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily, each player comes with some versatility, which gives management some options when filling out a future lineup card.
Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates trimmed the roster to 49 this morning. Top prospects Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata were sent to minor league camp, along with Doug Bernier and Jonathan Van Every. [Link] UPDATE (9:45 AM): Pirates have also reassigned rehabbing pitchers Craig Hansen, Jimmy Barthmaier, Tyler Yates and Neal Cotts, leaving the […]
I just stumbled upon some video from the Arizona Fall League, via John Sickels’ website. This was posted back in November, but I don’t remember seeing it anywhere. Below are clips of two top Pirate prospects, Jose Tabata and Chase D’Arnaud. Jose Tabata – Arizona Fall League – 2009 from David Pratt on Vimeo. Chase […]